How we are run
Our management and board
We are managed by a senior management team of four, who report to our board. Our board consists of up to 14 trustees, with eight elected by members and six appointed by the board. The board agrees strategy and is accountable to our members. Operational matters are delegated to our director.
Our senior management team
Sharon provides the strategic leadership and vision for the organisation and for the successful delivery of the our strategic framework.
Will is responsible for business strategy and trading activities, including membership, marketing, sales, website, directories and member communications.
Simon edits Museums Journal, oversees online editorial content and programmes the MA’s annual conference, one-day conferences and members’ meetings.
Neil leads our finance, human resources, and information technology functions, as well as our trusts and funds.
Gillian has been a board member since 2017. She is Curatorial and Engagement Manager at Edinburgh Museums.
Simon has been a board member since 2016. He is Curator at Newstead Abbey, and Co-manager at Erewash Museum.
Heather has been a board member since 2017. She is an Interim Finance Director.
Nivek joined our board in 2021. He is the Chief Exhibitor at Historic Royal Palaces and a Trustee at Oxford House in Bethnal Green.
Stella has been a board member since 2020. She is the Head of Investment for The National Lottery Heritage Fund in Northern Ireland.
Dianna has been a board member since 2019. She is Learning Programme Manager at Aspex Portsmouth.
Tony joined our board in 2022. He is a sculptor, chair of Shape Arts, and consultant and advisor to many cultural organisations.
Sara joined our board in 2021. She is Sustainability Advisor at UK Sport.
Kathleen joined our board in 2022. She is a freelance curator and collections consultant.
Michelle joined our board in 2021. She is the Head of Learning at Bow Arts and Founder of Museum as Muck.
Christine joined our board in 2022. She is Head of Cultural Heritage & Wellbeing at OnFife.
Steve has been a board member since 2019. He is the Director of Culture & Heritage at Norfolk County Council.
Rachael joined our board in 2021. She is Museums and Arts Manager at MonLife Heritage Museums in Monmouthshire, Wales.
Michael has been a board member since 2020. He is Director of Public Engagement and Research at National Trust for Scotland.